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Whispering City (1947)

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Whispering City (1947)

A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder.

Run time 90 minutes 45 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: eggbone - favoritefavorite - February 11, 2017
Subject: Not a must see
Paul Lucas is as charming as ever.
A very slow start to this would be thriller and a plot twist late does not allow for a smooth flowing movie. The script is fair; some dis-jointed scenes; bad acting; and perhaps the worst ending ever.
Take a pass on this one.
Reviewer: Weehrs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 4, 2014
Subject: Love, greed
This is one I will watch again, It is Film Noir
Reviewer: rubytu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2013
Subject: Entertaining
Whispering City is of decent quality (black and white) picture and sound. The movie itself is entertaining, some good dialogue. I love old movies with amusing dialogue. This won't get 5 stars for dialogue, but it can do on a rainy day. The music is appropriate, the casting excellent, writing meh, but if you like old movies, this is an old movie!
Reviewer: tirthyatri - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2011
Subject: Interesting, Different, Forgettable
Canadian drama, debatable whether it deserves the "noir" designation, but hard to pigeonhole anywhere else. Great music, reminiscent of Rachmaninoff; in fact, I checked the credits twice to make sure he didn't write it.
Reviewer: picfixer - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 21, 2011
Subject: Goosebumps-free semi-thriller
Slow-moving, Canadian-produced suspense drama begins as two separate stories which merge into one. Okay up until a farfetched conclusion you're likely to have seen before. Stars Paul Lucas, a surprisingly wooden Helmut Dantine and adequate Mary Anderson.

Adequate also describes the production values and direction. Filmed on location in Quebec and at Montmorency Falls which are mostly seen as rear-screen projections. Conclusion: One viewing is enough.

Except for intrusive sprocket noise in a few scenes, the print quality is okay.
Reviewer: flair - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2011
Subject: This Was Good
The picture's a bit soft but this movie's a winner .
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